12th January 1996 at 00:00
Peter Leech, formerly head of Burnholme Community College, York, is now head of Glan Ely High School, Cardiff, replacing David Emmerstone-Thomas who has retired.

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, has awarded the following honorary degrees: Doctorate of the University to Sir David Steel, in recognition of his distinguished political career, and to Sir John Cassels, director of the National Commission on Education since 1991; Doctor of Engineering to Jackie Stewart for his motor sport achievements and his commitment to road safety educational programmes, and to John Browne, the chief executive of BP, for his commitment to education and training.

Amy Simpson, aged 14, a pupil at Selsdon High School, Croydon, has won a Whitbread Volunteer Action award in the Changemaker category for her work over the last three years as the voluntary pupil leader of Selsdon's Environment Project.

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